Vijay Seshadri

Michele Tolela Myers Chair in Writing

Note: on leave fall semester

BA, Oberlin College. MFA, Columbia University. Author of Wild Kingdom, The Long Meadow, The Disappearances (New and Selected Poems; Harper Collins India), and 3 Sections (September, 2013); former editor at The New Yorker; essayist and book reviewer in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Threepenny Review, The American Scholar, and various literary quarterlies. Recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, James Laughlin Prize of the Academy of American Poets, MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement, The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize; grants from New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; and area studies fellowships from Columbia University. SLC, 1998–

Undergraduate discipline: Writing
Graduate program: MFA Writing Program

Courses taught in Writing

Courses from previous years

  • Nonfiction Writing
  • First-Year Studies: Shapes, Sizes, and Sentences: First-Year Seminar in Nonfiction Writing
  • Rhetoric and Reality in Prose and Poetry

Courses taught in MFA Writing Program

Courses from previous years

  • Form and Feeling in Nonfiction Prose
  • Nonfiction Workshop: Rational and Irrational Narrative
  • Narrative Persuasion

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